DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

Above all things, have intense love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.—1 Pet. 4:8.

Love to another shall so cover or hide a great many imperfections in him, that you will not notice them. True love to another makes us kind to his imperfections, charitable toward his faults, and often blind even to the existence of faults. We would not see the imperfections of those whom we love; and our attachment for what we esteem their real excellencies, makes us insensible to their errors. If we love them we are ready to cover over their faults, even those which we may see in them.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.—Proverbs. 14:20.

Money also helps a person avoid isolation; the rich man always has friends, though their motives could be questionable. Unfortunately, the poor find that not even their neighbors or friends wish to associate with them. Poverty is bad enough in itself, but it becomes even more painful when it causes you to lose friends.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

God was with him, and he rescued him out of all his troubles.—Acts 7:9-10.

Notice God was with him, and God rescued him. God gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh. Stephen gives us more than history; he gives us theology. Above all futile actions of pagan rulers in all times from Egypt to the modern world, the Sovereign God controls all of his world, not just those who trust in him. – Kenneth O. Gangel

DAILY DEVOTIONAL TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

But if anyone does not provide for his own,[16] and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.—1 Timothy 5:8.

In enforcing that duty, he gives the subject, as he often does in similar cases, a general direction, and says that all ought to provide for those who were dependent on them and that if they did not do this, they had a less impressive sense of the obligations of duty than even the pagan had. The meaning is …

DAILY DEVOTIONAL MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.—John 13:34.

Satan the Devil and his hostile world will keep on trying to break up our Christian ranks, but the love that is the dominant fruit of The Holy Spirit will continue to prove its perfection as it unites those in Christ. In putting on the “new person” (Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10) we clothe ourselves with love, as the apostle Paul told us to do, and we must wear it continually as a part of our personality that bears the image of God.

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